Top News of the Week, 2 – 8 October 2017

DONG Energy Renames to Ørsted

The offshore wind giant DONG Energy has changed its name to Ørsted, following the sale of its upstream oil and gas business to INEOS on 29 September and the decision to shift move to green energy. While the acronym DONG, which stands for Dansk Olie og Naturgas (Danish Oil and Natural Gas), went in line with the company’s business in the past, the name no longer fits the renewable energy player.

China’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Goes Online

The 300MW Huaneng Rudong project – China’s largest offshore wind farm – was officially put into operation on Saturday, 30 September.

First Horns Rev 3 Monopiles Ready to Leave Esbjerg

The first monopile foundations have been scheduled for shipping from the Port of Esbjerg to the site of Vattenfall’s 400MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm on 9 October.

Parkwind Invests in Irish Offshore Wind Farm Project

Belgium-based offshore wind farm developer Parkwind has agreed an investment to become a strategic partner in the proposed 330MW Oriel offshore wind farm project in the North Irish Sea.

Aeolus Progressing to 2.0 Version, Old Crane Now Taken Off

Although the yard cannot confirm a name change, Aeolus 2.0 is certainly busy downloading a hardware package for an upgrade at the Damen Shiprepair yard in Schiedam, the Offshore WIND team who visited the vessel in Schiedam reports.